This incredible senior is Cailor! She is in the class of 2022 at Louisville High School and she inspired her spectacular late August senior portrait session in downtown Canton. Cailor is as real as it gets and her down-to-earth perspective and artistic flair were sooooo much fun for me to capture. As soon as we met up and discussed her outfits and our planned locations, I knew that I was in for an amazing evening. When I look at her portraits, I feel like we see the true Cailor, and it doesn't get any more beautiful than that.
We started capturing portraits around the area of the First Ladies's Museum where the park-like setting nestled in downtown seemed fitting. There are many aspects of Cailor to capture. She is a busy lady with involvement in marching band, lacrosse, student council, Key Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Spirit Club, and her job at Unhitched Brewing Company.
Our second location called for an outfit change, and I think this is when we really get to see the real Cailor. Using the space inside and around the art studio was perfect as this is the kind of space where Cailor and her creativity can flourish. In addition to creating art, Cailor loves to play and make music, as well as to spend time with friends. Those friends would describe Cailor as caring, compassionate, hard-working, and determined. These qualities can be seen in Cailor often because she doesn't give up easily and actually follows through with her goals and aspirations.
To learn a little more about Cailor, it can be helpful to look at some of her favorite things. Her favorite color is purple and she loves cheesy potatoes. Her favorite movies are Fantastic Mr. Fox and Coraline. Harry Styles is a favorite musical artist and she loves One Direction.
Something that Cailor will miss about high school is all of the friends that she has made and continues to make. Those memories are things that she will cherish forever. She will be happy to leave behind the school lunches.
As we left the art studio, we changed into a different casual outfit and found some outdoor settings for more great portrait creation. I love how Cailor just looks so relaxed in every setting. I swear that just being around Cailor and her serene spirit made my breathing slow and helped me to just enjoy the moment. What an amazing effect that is! No wonder I had so much fun with her.
After high school is over, Cailor would like to go to college to study either business or architecture. After college, she would like to travel and spend time with family and friends before entering the work force.
What did Cailor have to say about her senior portrait session?
"I liked that it was very relaxed and I didn't feel pressured to take any pictures I didn't want to. She made it very fun and carefree, just like it should be in my opinion. I really, really liked my pictures of myself in my tie-dye t-shirt. It was my favorite outfit and the setting was also very cool. The art studio we used was even better because I know the owner and I had been there previously to hang out with my dad and just look at cool art stuff.
I think the pictures were very unique to myself and the setting grasped what I wanted in my senior pictures... me! The outfits, the settings, and the poses were very natural and made me feel very comfortable. I loved that I looked like I was actually in my natural habitat.
I would tell other seniors to not question her poses and what she is asking you to do. I was a little wary of some of the things she was asking me to do, but when I saw the pictures it all made sense and I loved them! She does such a great job and makes her participants feel so comfortable."
Cailor, my inspiration came from you!!! Thank you for trusting me with such an important job. I was honored to be your photographer and had soooo much fun capturing you!